What is happening in these pictures?. 35,000 cowboys herded cattle along western trails. . 9,000 of these cowboys were black. After the slaves were freed, many worked on Texas ranches. Others had already lived in Texas and herded cattle for their masters before they were freed.
What is happening in these pictures?
9,000 of these cowboys were black.
What is racial
Black and white cowboys had to work,
eat, and sleep together.
Racial discrimination still occurred.
better on the range than anywhere
skilled. Their ranch
their skills on the
ranch. They were
also talented bull
riders and bucking
By the late 1890’s, there were railroads
all over the country.
How did this affect
cattle drives and herding?
and cowboys and cattle
trails lasted about
20 years. It is remembered
as a very unique time in